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January 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

It’s time to stop federal executions and repeal the death penalty

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This came from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker-based non-profit organization that works for peace and social justice: https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/its-time-to-stop-federal-executions-and-repeal-death-penalty?utm_source=weekendreading120520&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekendreading&emci=bf56e1d8-7635-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=515495f6-fd36-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=882844      

Short videos: Innocent people speak about having been released from death row.

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

From 1973 through 2020, a total of 173 INNOCENT PERSONS were released from death row! See the data compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center at https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/policy-issues/innocence-database See the link below in which SIX of these exonerees tell their stories in very brief videos. FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCES are very compelling. Death row exonerees are living proof that innocent people are sentenced to death. They are living proof that WE MUST ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY. These videos were created and distributed by Witness to Innocence (www.witnesstoinnocence.org). WATCH THEM AT THIS LINK: https://www.witnesstoinnocence.org/imlivingproof?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4faf9825-e61a-45f8-b4b1-bfbd8bd56c94        

Trump plans more executions before Jan. 20. Sign petition to STOP THIS EXECUTION scheduled for TUES JAN 12!

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A few months ago Trump and his Attorney General William Barr scheduled MANY executions to occur before Trump’s scheduled end of office on January 20, 2021.  The federal death penalty is every bit as cruel and unjust as the death penalty that is allowed by various states’ laws. A growing number of states have abolished the death penalty, some other states have moratoriums on actually conducting executions, and some other states have retained their death penalty law but never use it.  Executions do occur in several states.  For information about the federal death penalty, state-by-state information, methods of execution, problems, etc., […]

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December 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Every person reading this cares about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or other issues. We can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS by organizing nonviolent grassroots movements!  We can set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  We can reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing — and nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more […]

Stop the executions that Trump has scheduled to occur before he leaves office

December 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On December 4, 2020, Public Citizen (www.citizen.org), the non-profit organization Ralph Nader founded half a century ago, issued this urgent action alert: Please read, and please take action. Before July of this year, the federal government had executed only three people in the past half century. But then William Barr — Donald Trump’s sycophantic Attorney General — unilaterally overturned a 17-year ban on the federal government’s use of the death penalty. And in the few months since, the Trump administration has executed eight people. Including — two weeks ago — the first execution carried out by a lame-duck administration in […]

Trump’s DOJ rushed a no-bid contract for lethal injection drugs for MORE executions

December 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

After many years with no federal executions, Trump and his Attorney General William Barr have been hell-bent to execute people.  They executed eight persons since bringing back the federal death penalty in July, and they feel such an extreme emergency to execute even more that they are entering into a “no-bid” contract with the deadly chemical’s manufacturer so they can proceed with executing five more persons before Biden takes office.   The Trump regime claims an “urgent and compelling need” for the death-causing chemical in order to prevent the federal Bureau of Prisons from suffering if it had to go […]

Video (shorter than 2 minutes) shows worldwide movement to abolish death penalty

December 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progress toward abolishing the death penalty was slow starting in 1828 and then increased, especially in the past few decades.  This video shows progress on a world map during these past two centuries. The short video ends by saying that dozens of the nations that still retain the death penalty in their laws have imposed moratoria on actually conducting executions. Watch this video, which covers a lot in less than 2 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFz48GINnto If you want more information about the death penalty, I invite you to ether phone or e-mail me. Also, see the relevant part of my blog:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/category/death-penalty […]

Federal death penalty: Trump escalates cruelty and more executions before leaving White House

December 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In his four years in the White House, Trump has delighted in being as cruel as possible to people – especially people who are vulnerable because of race, nationality, poverty, and other factors.  Trump’s cruelty has included escalating the federal death penalty.  Now – just before leaving office on January 20 – Trump is escalating his cruelty in several ways. On July 26, 2019, I posted this update to my blog.  After a 16-year gap with NO federal executions, Trump and his Attorney General William Barr began planning to execute people again.  See this blog post:  Trump’s Atty. Gen. Barr […]

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November 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How are the issues YOU care about doing nowadays? Many people feel frustrated that peace, social and economic justice, the environment and climate, and other vital goals are left behind by “politics-as-usual.” When “the system” keeps failing to solve the real problems, YOU can work with other people to ORGANIZE NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make progress on issues YOU care about! Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you and provide insights, strategies and resources to help you win! Governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent […]

Death Penalty system is horribly broken. Many innocent people are on death row.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For every 9 persons who have been executed in the U.S. since the 1970s, one person on death row has been PROVEN INNOCENT AND RELEASED. This shocking rate of error sows that our death penalty system is horribly broken. Our death penalty system is the enemy of truth and justice. See information at the “Death Penalty” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, and contact me for referrals to several non-profit organizations that are working to abolish the death penalty.  Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net     Watch “Just Mercy,” an excellent new film about the death penalty and racism. Just now […]

Amnesty International produced THIS REPORT on death sentences and executions WORLDWIDE

May 13, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Amnesty International has about 60 years of experience working worldwide for human rights. Among their many concerns, they have a long history of opposing the death penalty. In 2020 they produced this report on death sentences and executions WORLDWIDE: https://www.amnesty.ca/sites/default/files/Amnesty%20Death%20Sentences%20and%20Executions%202019%20WEB%20-%20EMBARGO%2021%20April.pdf        

PART 2 of “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World”

April 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The December 2018 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program is PART 2 (following up on the November episode) of the topic, “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World.”  The November program focused especially on problems with worldview that has been dominating the U.S., and the December program focuses more on solutions and how to achieve them. Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch the December program on TCTV channel 22 three times a week all month long:  every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm. Links for […]

Abolish WA’s death penalty! Here is my testimony to a State Legislative Committee about this.

February 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On Monday February 24, 2020, I testified to the committee of the Washington State House of Representatives that was considering the State Senate’s SB 5339, which the Senate had passed.  It would repeal the law underlying Washington State’s death penalty.  The law remained on the books even though our WA State Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY ruled it unconstitutional in October 2018 because of its long history of pervasive racism. The legislative committee hearing allowed only two minutes of testimony from each person, so I summarized my testimony VERY BRIEFLY from the thoughtful, informative testimony I had prepared. Here is the full […]